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DON’T SLEEP: Foul Mouth “Soul Louis” [BEAT TAPE & VIDEO]


It’s finally here! Foul Mouth’s debut beat tape “Soul Louis” dropped back as it struck midnight ushering in June 20th and it has been a whirlwind of activity for the entire creative team behind it ever since. “Soul Louis” is a collection of 20 raw soul stirring beats that both celebrate and showcase the historical, cultural and musical contributions of Detroit, Michigan. All beats were produced by Foul Mouth. The project was co-executive produced by myself and Pat “313” Deegan and the art direction/graphic design was done by Cancer Ugly of EyesBleedDefiance. Not only did he bless the front & back covers of the project but he also shot & edited the video for the beat “Detroit Gospel” off “Soul Louis”. Stream “Soul Louis” below and check out the gorgeous video as well. Limited edition cassette tapes are forthcoming. Don’t sleep…



DON’T SLEEP: Foul Mouth “Fade Away” (prod. by Foul Mouth) [SINGLE]


This is the lead slap from the upcoming earth shattering new beat tape from Producers I Know x Foul Mouth “Soul Louis” dropping on June 20th, the first day of Summer. The beat is called “Fade Away” and there’s no chance of the name Foul Moth fading away from your memories after hearing this. “Soul Louis” will be 20 hard hitting soulful beats that will be well worth the wait. DON’T SLEEP!


STAY WOKE: Sky High Fly Guys “Live…Before You Die” [NEW PROJECT]


This is the new project via Producers I Know from Brockton, MA outfit Sky High Fly Guys. The entire project was produced by D-Man (producer of the extremely popular Cuffing Season Trilogy on PIK & iStandard Boston Beat Battle runner up) which follows the life cycle of an inner city resident from his adolescence through adulthood to death and then his acceptance of his transition, coming to terms with it then his subsequent ascension to Heaven. It’s formatted like a vinyl LP or a cassette tape with a side A & B. This album is influenced by both the past & present of Rap music but with an eye on the future. Enjoy. Expect Greatness. Live…Before You Die.


DON’T SLEEP: Jomac “HereGoes” [BEAT TAPE]


Jomac of Team PIK dropped a beat tape on Hip-Hop’s birthday (August 11th) called “HereGoes”. Stop sleepin’…





Team PIK member Shag recently dropped a dope ass beat tape titled “NULL”. You need this in your lives because I said you do….


DON’T SLEEP: Pete Cannon “90’s Beats (Band Of Gold)” [BEAT TAPE]


Team PIK member & producer extraordinaire dropped “90’s Beats (Band Of Gold)” at the top of August. Enjoy it beatheads. If you’re seeking production then contact this guy. Also, I’m only post PIK related shit on here from now on so while I appreciate all the submission emails unless we’re doing a project together you sent that jawn for me to listen to it. Just sayin’…


DON’T SLEEP: Homeboy Sandman x M Slago “All That I Hold Dear” [NEW ALBUM]


This 7 song EP comes courtesy of Homeboy Sandman (The Good Sun, First Of A Living Breed & Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent) & Team PIK producer M Slago (Rampage EP, Attack The Wack, Let Me Holla At Ya, Let Me Holla At Ya Too & Negro Please) who he worked with previous to his signing to Stones Throw. Homeboy Sandman had recorded quite a few tracks over M Slago’s production over the years but he hadn’t released any of them as he maintained his prolific release schedule. This August Homeboy Sandman and M Slago’s collaborations led to the Stones Throw digital release of All That I Hold Dear.

All That I Hold Dear features guest appearances from MED & Gab Goblin and Homeboy Sandman and M Slago’s production perfectly compliment each other. All That I Hold Dear can be copped in digital form from iTunes (for only $3.99) and Amazon.  It can also be purchased directly from Stones Throw. The song “Runts” dedicated to his niece & nephew & Slago’s son is a favorite of mine. Physical copies of All That I Hold Dear will be available on September 9th, 2013. Don’t sleep on it!


DON’T SLEEP: Homeboy Sandman f/YC The Cynic & I Am Many “Easy Does It” (prod. by M Slago) [SINGLE]


Way back in 2011 I met Homeboy Sandman in Brooklyn & he told me he had more work with M Slago coming soon. A couple of months ago I was talking to M Slago about his Negro Smiling “Negro Please EP” & his “Let Me Holla At Ya Too” PIK release when he informed me that Stones Throw would be releasing an EP of Homeboy Sandman material produced entirely by him called “All That I Hold Dear”. The release date and details are all forthcoming but here’s a single from Homeboy Sandman featuring YC The Cynic & I Am Many produced by M Slago titled “Easy Does It” that’s not on the aforementioned project. Salute to Skye of Skyyhook Radio for the heads up. Don’t sleep!




The homie Jay Large hath returned with a video (Courtesy of Low Profile Media) showcasing the talents and metahuman production abilities of Team PIK member Pete Cannon. You can watch it below and look out for some newness from Pete Cannon in the near future. Don’t sleep!




Here’s the new beat tape of ethereal and uplifting sounds from Team PIK member Jomac. This is perfect to start off the part of day where I post when the sun is actually up, it’s called “Bein”. Don’t sleep on it…




Team PIK member Jon Phonics dropped a new ill 14 slap beat tape today in association with Prism x Bleep/Astral Black. You can preview the contents via this snippet mix & cop “RUGERS” exclusively from Bleep on cassette (limited edition of 50 already sold out) or digital format. Don’t sleep!


DON’T SLEEP: M Slago “Let Me Holla At Ya” [BEAT TAPE]


Team PIK member M Slago told me he was cooking up a new beat tape a while back and after some discussion and amemndments here it is, “Let Me Holla At Ya”. There will be a follow up coming sooner than you all think so be on the lookout for it. Don’t sleep…


DON’T SLEEP: Jomac “ThankfuL” [BEAT TAPE]


Jomac of Team PIK has also released a beat tape last week titled “ThankfuL”. You need slaps? You should definitely contact Jomac if you want that work…


DON’T SLEEP: Pete Cannon “The Boom Bap’n Breaks Tape For Rappers” [BEAT TAPE]


Team PIK member Pete Cannon has done it yet again. Here’s a raw ass beat tape titled “Beats From Beat Cannon: The Boom Bap’n Breaks Tape For Rappers”. You need that fire? Holler at him, mayne! Don’t sleep…


DON’T SLEEP: D-Man x G Way “The Parcae” [NEW PROJECT]


Team PIK member D-Man handles the rhymes and his associate G Way handled production duties on “The Parcae”. Don’t sleep on it…


DON’T SLEEP: Shag “1992” [BEAT TAPE]


Team PIK member Shag has just turned 20 and in commemoration of a full generation on Earth he dropped a new beat tape titled “1992”. Don’t sleep on it…


DON’T SLEEP: Pete Cannon x Guilty Simpson “This Year” (prod. by Pete Cannon) [SINGLE]


If you copped Pete Cannon & Guilty Simpson’s “This Year” single you also received “The Pete Tape”. So cop the homie Pete Cannon’s single then…


DON’T SLEEP: Pete Cannon “The Pete Tape” [BEAT TAPE]


Louis Den and the Team PIK homie Pete Cannon have been doing some serious work lately. About three weeks ago Pete Cannon released a short beat tape called “The Pete Tape” that y’all shouldn’t sleep on. So don’t…


DON’T SLEEP: Shag “Me Again” [BEAT TAPE]

Team PIK member Shag has made a ton of beat tapes over the past couple of years since he’s become a member of the fam, here’s the latest tangible proof of his sonic evolution “Me Again”. I told you not to sleep back in 2011. It’s almost 2013 now…


DON’T SLEEP: Jon Phonics “Chaleur Sensuelle!” [MIX]

Team PIK’s Jon Phonics recently made a perfect Cuffing Season mix consisting of 10 tracks and 40+ minutes that exemplify what the Winter season entails. Don’t sleep on Chaleur Sensuelle!”…


DON’T SLEEP: Jomac “Cherish” [BEAT TAPE]

Team PIK’s Jomac just dropped a new beat tape called “Cherish”. I suggest that you all not sleep on it. Also, prayers up for all of my people’s along the Eastern seaboard…


DON’T SLEEP: SB.TV x Wizard “The Sour Mix” [BEAT TAPE]

Wizard dropped a beat tape in association with SBTV featuring ApaTight, Pete Cannon, Scizzahz, Jack Flash, S-Type, Budgie & Mazzie called “The Sour Mix”. Download that bish. Don’t sleep…


DON’T SLEEP: Method Man x Freddie Gibbs x Street Life “Built For This (Remix)” (co-prod. by Wizard & ApaTight) [REMIX]

RZA’s “The Man With The Iron Fists” looks to be yet another triumphant film soundtrack from RZA (“Bobby Digital”, “Ghost Dog”, “Blade 2”, “Afro Samurai”, “Kill Bill” & the score to “Babylon A.D.”) and there’s currently a remix contest popping off for the song featuring Method Man, Freddie Gibbs & Street Life called “Built For This”. One of the entries comes from Beat Fanatic fam Wizard and Team PIK’s own ApaTight. Don’t sleep on it…


DON’T SLEEP: D-Man “Cufftober!: The Official Soundtrack To Cuffing Season” [BEAT TAPE]


D-Man and PIK teamed together the drop the second project of the Cuffing Season Trilogy one year to the day after the debut project. Here is “Cufftober!: The Official Soundtrack To Cuffing Season”. Don’t sleep on it…